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New Jersey will be the official jersey of the 2017-18 NHL season, as the league announces the jerseys it will wear for the first time.
The team that takes the field on Saturday night will be chosen by the league’s 32 owners, who are set to unveil the jersey for the season at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday.
“We’re proud to present the New Jersey Devils and they’re going to be our home for the foreseeable future,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the league president and chief operating officer.
The Devils will wear the jersey on home ice at MSG on Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The jerseys will be unveiled at a press conference at 2:30pm ET on Wednesday.
Bettman said the league has already received over 1.3 million jersey requests, including from New Jersey.
“There’s been so many, and we’ve received over a million emails and text messages from the public about what they want to see,” he said.
“I think we’re going down the path that we want to go.
The Jersey Jersey jersey has a special significance for us because it’s the only jersey we have ever worn and the only Jersey that we’ve ever worn on home plate, on the ice.”
The league will also wear a new home white jersey for home games, which is set to go on sale next month.
A second jersey will go on offer for away games and home and road games in the 2018-19 season.
This year, the Devils will play three home games against the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and New York Islanders.
There will be no jersey changes for the 2019-20 season, with the team in town for the NHL Draft on February 23.
If the league is forced to cancel games due to injury, the NHL will have a home game in the Rose Garden for the Memorial Cup on February 19.
The Devils have played in New Jersey before for two games in 2018, but this will be their first visit to the state since they relocated from the city of Rochester in 1995.
In October last year, Bettman said he hoped the NHL would be able to make a similar visit to New Jersey to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Garden.
“The 100th Anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange is a moment that will live in our memories for the rest of our lives,” he added.